High Court Dismisses Ahmed Rashid’s Plea-Taking Application


In a significant development, the High Court has dismissed Ahmed Rashid’s application to stop his plea taking.

The court held that it cannot infringe upon the independence of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

The decision has left Rashid, a police sergeant, to face the murder charges of Jamal Mohamed and Mohamed Dahir in Eastleigh on March 31, 2017.

Justice Kanyi Kimondo further questioned why the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (Ipoa) never summoned Rashid to take his statement of inquiry.

Rashid has argued that the two boys were robbers who were killed during a robbery incident.

Ahmed Rashid

The plea-taking has been scheduled for March 22 before Justice Diana Mochache.

The decision comes after a protracted legal battle that started when Ipoa indicted Rashid in late 2022 for the murder of the two men.

The case sparked a national outcry, with the victims’ families and human rights groups calling for justice.

This decision is a significant win for the families and human rights groups who have been advocating for justice.

It reinforces the notion that nobody, not even those in authority, is above the law.

Furthermore, it sends a strong message to the police force that extrajudicial killings will not be tolerated, and the perpetrators will face justice.

As the nation grapples with the scourge of extrajudicial killings, this decision serves as a reminder that the authorities must respect the rule of law and ensure that justice is served for all.

The eyes of the nation will be on the plea-taking, and the outcome will have far-reaching implications for the justice system and the fight against extrajudicial killings.

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